About Us

The EinStrong Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation started in 2019. We are located in Southern California, but we also enjoy support from individuals and organizations in Asia and Europe.

We are a dynamic foundation driven forward with leverage opportunities through a productive and robust P3 model (People, Prosperity, and the Planet). We invite other individuals, foundations, educational institutions, NGOs, and philanthropists who care about our global community to join us to improve the economic, educational, and climate change objectives of people around the world. We are leveraging our funds to benefit a billion people globally in the next 5-10 years.

Leadership

Myanna Dellinger, M.Sc., JD, PhD
Executive Director

An award-winning legal researcher, attorney, and Fulbright Scholar, Myanna graduated at the top of her law school class, Order of the Coif. She then worked for state- and federal-level judges at the trial and appellate levels including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Myanna was a tenured law professor teaching business law and public international law for more than a decade before joining the Foundation in 2021.

Myanna has published more than 500,000 words on climate change risks to people, corporations, governments, and ecosystems around the world. She was ranked at the top 10% of all authors by download on SSRN for several years consecutively. More than 100 judges, attorneys, and scientists have cited to Myanna publications. In addition to her full-time work for the Foundation, Myanna volunteers as a temporary judge for the Superior Court of California. Myanna was born and raised in Denmark and has travelled to more than 40 nations for work and pleasure. She speaks Danish, English, and German fluently. She is an avid outdoor sports and movie enthusiast.

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T. Kang
Head of Engineering

Combining over 20 years of hands-on industry experience in various industries such as Adtech, FinTech, MedTech, and Generative AI with an energetic startup mentality, Kang has a proven record of motivating and coaching engineers to build amazing products. Ex-IBM Watson. An engineering executive with multiple exits. Nerd whisperer. People leader. Kang also served as CTO of a publicly traded fintech company in CA and holds several patents in AI technology. Kang speaks Korean fluently and intermediate-level Japanese.

Steve Cho
Executive Advisor and Consultant

Steve Cho is a global consumer technology executive with C-level product, marketing, and operating experience at top global consumer brands including iHerb, Coupang, Samsung, Yahoo!, and IAC. He holds two technology patents and has led a wide range of organizations from early stage startups to large global organizations of upto $250B in revenues across 130 markets. Steve is fluent in English and Korean.

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Hamed Mehrara
Director of Software Engineering

Hamed Mehrara, with 18 years of experience, currently serves as the Director of Software Engineering. Specialized in Java, Databases, and Software Architecture, he has successfully led projects in fintech, industrial, and software platforms. He oversees a team of developers and technical professionals, streamlining the software development lifecycle. Hamed holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Software Engineering from the University of Tehran. He speaks English and Persian.

Collaborators:

We are the current or past sponsor of Citizen’s Climate Education¹

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Citizen’s Climate Education – Working with members of Congress across the political spectrum to find common ground on climate change action. 420+ chapters across the United States and 150+ international chapters on six continents. The EinStrong Foundation is a CCL climate champion. https://citizensclimatelobby.org


Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School – Developing legal techniques to combat the climate crisis and advance climate justice, and training the next generation of leaders in the field. https://climate.law.columbia.edu

Dr. James Hansen at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies – Dr. Hansen is best known for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and was designated by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth. https://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/

DemcraSHE – a nonpartisan nonprofit offering FREE online training to female-identifying high school teens in evidence-based resiliency skills, leadership & civic engagement. https://www.democrashe.org

Orphanages in Nepal

Homeless housing projects in Southern California


¹ We may well fund these excellent recipients again when we can if we are not already.


Omprakrash in San Francisco – a catalyst for individual and collective transformation and a refuge of strength and creativity in the face of political and environmental upheaval. https://www.omprakash.org


Long-time member of:

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The American Branch of the International Law Association – Dedicated to the study, clarification and development of international law and the advancement of peace, equity and justice worldwide.

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American Society of International Law – Fostering the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

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